Casa Batllo was another of Antoni Gaudi’s private commissions in Barcelona. Like La Pedrera, it was built on Barcelona’s iconic street, Passeig de Gracia, and avoids any use of straight lines. Irregular windows and balconies, and the extensive use of glass and the colour blue in the interior, lend it a beguiling appearance.
Casa Batllo, both stately and enchanting, feels like it was lifted from a modernist fairy tale and set down in the middle of Barcelona. As we explored the silent rooms we could have been stepping into the long-dormant castle of Sleeping Beauty. The lovely princess, cursed to sleep for one hundred years, must have been as captivated by its artistry as the prince who came to rescue her.
Shielded for one hundred years, the enchanted castle looms.
A rooftop beacon to Prince Charming.
Flowers set in stone could only be the hallmark of a castle cursed by an evil fairy.
The inner courtyard, illuminated by sunlight.